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The Origin of the Universe - Case Closed

by Robert Amneus

"The Origin of the Universe" brings the elegance of creation to the grasp of the reader using simple language, over 78 illustrations and many examples.

No math skills are required. Easy to follow mathematical...


Taking Back Astronomy: The Heavens Declare Creation and Science Confirms It

by Dr. Jason Lisle

With a doctorate in astrophysics from the University of Colorado, Dr. Jason Lisle is your guide to the universe beyond our world in this remarkable book. Step out among the stars and experience the truly awesome...


Just Visiting This Planet: Merlin Answers More Questions About Everything Under the Sun, Moon, and Stars

by Neil De Grasse Tyson

In a companion volume to Merlin's Tour of the Universe, here is a completely new collection of questions and answers about the cosmos for stargazers of all ages.  Whether waxing about Earth and its environs,...


Isaac Asimov's Guide to Earth and Space

by Isaac Asimov

A wide-ranging exploration of our universe -- from "what makes the wind blow?" to "how was the moon formed?" -- in questions-and-answer format, written in vintage Asimov style. "A fine introduction to modern...


Extraterrestrial Civilizations

by Isaac Asimov

The master of science fiction speculates about life on other planets...

"Intriguing"--Publishers Weekly 

From the Trade Paperback edition.


Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays: And Other Essays

by Stephen Hawking

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

THIRTEEN EXTRAORDINARY ESSAYS SHED NEW LIGHT ON THE MYSTERIES OF THE UNIVERSE—AND ON ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT THINKERS OF OUR TIME.

 

In his phenomenal bestseller A Brief History of...


The Order of Days: The Maya World and the Truth About 2012

by David Stuart

The world's foremost expert on Maya culture looks at 2012 hysteria and explains the truth about what the Maya meant and what we want to believe.

Apocalypse 2012: An Investigation into Civilizations End. The World...


A Concise History of Solar and Stellar Physics

by Jean-Louis Tassoul & Monique Tassoul

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the history of ideas about the sun and the stars, from antiquity to modern times. Two theoretical astrophysicists who have been active in the field since the early...


The Science of Interstellar

by Kip Thorne & Christopher Nolan

A journey through the otherworldly science behind Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated film, Interstellar, from executive producer and theoretical physicist Kip Thorne.

Interstellar, from acclaimed filmmaker...


The Fallen Sky

by Christopher Cokinos

In this acclaimed volume, prizewinning poet and nature writer Christopher Cokinos takes us on an epic journey from Antarctica to outer space, weaving together natural history, memoir, and in-depth profiles of...


Dark Mission: The Secret History of NASA, Enlarged and Revised Edition

by Richard C. Hoagland & Mike Bara

This New York Times bestseller includes stunning new revelations about the Nazi origins of NASA


The New Universe and the Human Future: How a Shared Cosmology Could Transform the World

by Nancy Ellen Abrams & Joel R Primack

After a four-century rupture between science and the questions of value and meaning, this groundbreaking book presents an explosive and potentially life-altering idea: if the world could agree on a shared creation...


Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?: . . . and Other Questions from the Astronomers' In-box at the Vatican Observatory

by Guy Sj Consolmagno & Paul Sj Mueller

Witty and thought provoking, two Vatican astronomers shed provocative light on some of the strange places where religion and science meet.

“Imagine if a Martian showed up, all big ears and big nose like a child’s...


Make: Rockets: Down-To-Earth Rocket Science

by Mike Westerfield

This book teaches the reader to build rockets--powered by compressed air, water, and solid propellant--with the maximum possible fun, safety, and educational experience.

Make: Rockets is for all the science geeks...


The Structure of the Universe

by Paul Halpern, PhD

The Structure of the Universe by Paul Halpern, Ph.D., originally published in 1996, is a tour of the knowledge of the deep reaches of space and predictions for its future.

Technological marvels such as the Hubble...


The Copernicus Complex

by Caleb Scharf

Longlisted for the 2015 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

Short-listed for Physics World's Book of the Year

The Sunday Times (UK) Best Science Book of 2014

A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of...


Puramore - The Lute of Pythagoras

by Steven Wood Collins

George Smythe spills his blood for The Cause before he has a conscious thought as to either its true nature or his role as its leader in the distant future. His mortal and immortal enemy nearly slays him whilst...


Searching African Skies: The Square Kilometre Array and South Africa's Quest to Hear the Songs of the Stars

by Sarah Wild

An ambitious scientific project is unfolding in the desert of South Africa, with a multi-decade timeline that will eventually see expansion into Western Australia—a project that is detailed and celebrated...


Beyond Star Trek: From Alien Invasions to the End of Time

by Lawrence M. Krauss

In the bestselling The Physics of Star Trek, the renowned theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss took readers on an entertaining and eye-opening tour of the Star Trek universe to see how it stacked up against...


Ask the Experts: Astronomy

by Scientific American Editors

For going on two decades, Scientific American's "Ask the Experts" column has been answering reader questions on all fields of science. We've taken your questions from the basic to the esoteric and reached out...